A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .
Robert Pattinson is reportedly “heartbroken and humiliated” over girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s indiscretion with director Rupert Sanders , according to the New York Post. Of course, we won’t know if he’s truly heartbroken and humiliated until he releases an official public statement confirming as much, as Stewart and Sanders did yesterday with their mea culpas. The Post also says Stewart knew in advance the photos of her with Sanders would be published and confessed to Pattinson at the Teen Choice Awards, prompting an “intense” conversation between Bella and Edward backstage. And here I thought the most intense things at the TCAs were Sophia Grace and Rosie. (New York Post)
Update, 3:41 p.m. ET: People reports that Pattinson has left the home he shares with Stewart.
Also heartbroken? The extremely emotional Twi-hard Nutty Madam. Oh, hold on to your imprinted-upon babies, people. You’re in for a ride.
Katherine Jackson is back at her L.A. home, a fact that prompted heavy Twitter user Paris Jackson to tweet: “grandma’s here! #thankyougod.” Jackson was reportedly visiting relatives in Arizona, which prompted a strange chain of events in which she was reported missing and then she wasn’t and then a bunch of the Jacksons were fighting, and then yesterday, a judge granted temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson’s kids, including Paris, to Michael’s nephew TJ, son of Tito Jackson. Grantland summarizes the whole thing in chart form, which may or may not clarify matters but is interesting to read. (People; Grantland)
A photographer who allegedly chased Justin Bieber in L.A. earlier this month is facing criminal charges. On Wednesday, L.A. prosecutors filed four misdemeanor charges against Paul Raef, including reckless driving, reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, failure to obey a police officer and following a car too closely. Bieber was driving his Fisker Karma at allegedly high speeds during the July 6 incident and was issued a speeding ticket. (Associated Press)
Lady Gaga has been sued for $10 million by MGA Entertainment, makers of Bratz dolls. The company accuses the “Born This Way” star of violating a contract with the company by deliberately delaying the release of a Bratz doll based on her likeness. (BBC)
Lindsay Lohan hit a car yesterday. It was a minor accident. But there’s no question now that she’s trying to set the Guinness World Record for most fender benders. (TMZ)
As you prepare for the London Olympics to begin, Vulture asks readers to name their favorite Olympic TV moment. If you can read some of these without tearing up, you’re a less sappy sort than I. (Vulture)
Please join me at 2 p.m. today for a live discussion that I am calling “Celebritology Investigates: The Robsten Crisis.” We can also talk about other things, like what the heck is going on in the Jackson family and the fact that Duran Duran will perform during tomorrow’s Olympic opening ceremonies. Fingers crossed that they play “Notorious” while the exceptional troupe Sparkle Motion does an interpretive dance.